Specialty cellulose

Reliability and consistency - what our customers rightly demand

Tembec’s specialty cellulose manufacturing process is customized for each customer, in keeping with the specific application, and supported by our highly qualified technical customer service specialists.

Each customer has well-defined specifications for purity, viscosity and brightness 

We understand that customers place a premium on having a reliable supplier, because so many specialty cellulose applications are highly specialized, and substitutes are few.

Our customer’s products have strong brands, based on quality and consistency, so they rely on quality and consistency from us. Our products are highly refined, with few impurities, and a high degree of brightness. Tembec’s specialty cellulose products are especially noted for high viscosity.

The key to specialty cellulose manufacturing is matching the characteristics of our fiber and production technology with a well-defined customer application. And Tembec can meet an especially broad range of customer needs because our two biorefineries source our softwood fiber from different regions, where the fibers have distinct characteristics:

  • The Maritime Pine forests of Southwest France.
  • The boreal forests of Eastern Canada.

Tembec specialty cellulose products manufactured at Temiscaming, Canada, are available as Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified, your assurance they are made with fiber from responsible sources. Specialty cellulose products manufactured at our Tartas, France, facility are available as Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified Chain of Custody.

Specialty cellulose products from Tartas are also PEFC certified (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).